Couple reasons why this one is a bit better than most of J. Crew’s sales: #1. The Free Shipping No Minimum. That means you can get a pair of shorts, or pants, or something else less-expensive that you’ve been aiming for, and not have to shell out for shipping. #2. There are a ton of new arrivals, perfect for warmer weather. And many of them are up for this code.
But as always, it’s not site wide. There are plenty of exclusions (almost all suiting, 3rd party, other stuff) and much of their regular stock doesn’t get the discount. Still absolutely worth a good close look. Picks below range from brand new arrivals to stuff that’s already in the sale section. TIMETOSHOP runs through 4/26, but the free shipping offer ends today, 4/20.
Not a bad price for a slim-cut warm-weather pair of pants. Especially when you lump in the free shipping. All linen with a small stripe. A warning: light colored linen (like the “putty” option here) can sometimes be slightly translucent. So, consider wearing grey underwear underneath. That should eliminate any sort of “oh hey, here’s where my boxers/briefs are” lines underneath the fabric.
Versatile shade of grey. Some pattern. Cut in exact chest sizes instead of the ball-park S/M/L. One of those sportcoats that’ll see a lot of work between now and… well, there’s no reason you couldn’t wear it in the fall or even winter (think with jeans and over an OCBD & V-neck sweater). So, one of those sportcoats that’ll see a lot of work… period.
For those who are no stranger to lifting heavy objects, the Crosby fit has been a welcome addition to the J. Crew suiting lineup. And this appears to be the first time that one of their all-season options has gone on sale. Just added to the sale section (last Friday?), sizes are starting to move, and finger’s crossed that the glen plaid pattern is as subtle as it appears online. More on the Crosby fit over here.
On sale for a few bucks off, and then the 30% off code dips them into ultra-tempting range. Slimmer shape than most bucks, which can be clunky. Multiple shades to pick from. Review here.
Speaking of the new Crosby fit, the tag on the interior of this cotton jacket clearly says “Crosby”, yet it’s labeled as a Ludlow on their website. It also has dual rear vents, which is common to the Ludlow, but not the Crosby (the Crosby suit jackets have a center vent). Don’t think they’ve made any of their blazers in the more accommodating for the bench-press-set Crosby fit yet?
Ditto for this one. Label on the inside of the jacket says “Crosby”, but their site says “Ludlow”. Meanwhile, the fella who usually models the Crosby fits is modelling this one. Yet, there are dual vents (common to the Ludlow) on this one too.
Not a bad price for a Made in the USA, warm weather ready belt. The free shipping (today only of course) is extra nice as well. Leather looks pretty darn good too.
Popover in Oxford Cloth – $41.65 ($69.50)
Too hot even for a fitted polo? Try a breezier pop-over. Cut a little more generous, it’s more relaxed but still not sloppy. Cut straight across at the hem at a perfect level so it’s supposed to be worn untucked.
Going somewhere? Good. Travelling doesn’t have to be a drag, and dressing the part can help. As can keeping your necessities in something classier than a CVS plastic shopping bag. It’s on the high side in terms of price, but the dual compartments, soft leather, and brass finished feet can class up any hotel (*cough* motel) bathroom. Normally wouldn’t ship free, but today it does.
For those of us who just can’t part with our blues even in the warmest of weather. Glen Plaid pattern, cotton/linen fabric, and available either in their slim, or classic fit.
Speaking of breaking out of that blue rut… the much-enjoyed Italian Cotton sportcoat, only in the khaki “vintage linen” shade (it’s still all cotton) is now down to the mid $100s.
Very much on sale. Very much ships free (thanks to the code). A good, lightweight, long sleeve layer for these traditional months. Cut slimmer through the body and sleeves too.
Abingdon Brief – $65.10 ($98) Wallace & Barnes Brief – $187.60 ($268)
Two bags. One entry level, and one after a promotion or two. Both are very well reviewed and certainly seem to deliver for the price. Both ship free.
Kinda spendy, even with the discount, but J. Crew’s chunkier shawl collar cardigans rarely disappoint. And this style of sweater is the perfect thing to have around the house for when it gets unexpectedly crisp, or, a guest (awwww yeeeeeeeah***) feels a bit chilled. You offer an extra layer, they cozy up, everybody wins.
Ticking Stripe Belt – $27.65 ($39.50)
One of J. Crew’s perennial warm weather accessories. Ships free, easy to wear. Nautical looking without any unnecessary salty-dogness. Might be about as good as it’ll get until it hits the sale section in the autumn.
NOT on sale. Yet. But something to keep an eye on for sure. Got a big event coming up this spring summer? Say, a wedding and you’ve got a hot date? This thing appears to be the warm weather version of their velvet shawl collar dinner jacket. Not sure if it’s quite as bright blue as it appears online, since the stand-alone shot looks more muted. Has enormous potential either way though.
The 30% off part of TIMETOSHOP runs through 4/26, but the free shipping no minimum expires today, 4/20.
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